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John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.

Business of Machining John Grimsmo & John Saunders

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 194 Ratings

John Grimsmo of Grimsmo Knives and John Saunders of NYC CNC discuss their success, struggles, goals and more as machinists, business owners and entrepreneurs.

    #273 - The Importance Of Education

    #273 - The Importance Of Education

    TOPICS:  
    Saunders talks about his origin story. The boys chat about the importance of education, wether school or investing in yourself. Grimsmo is dialing in the issues they are having with the swiss lathe pump. Saunders gives updates on the ever changing LEX ERP system. The boys talk about the movie "The Founder" about the origin story of Mc Donalds. Saunders has 2 new hires starting next week! Grimsmo crashes the tool changer on the Willemin.

    • 45 min
    #272 - Teaching The Teachers, The Value In Learning

    #272 - Teaching The Teachers, The Value In Learning

    TOPCIS: Saunders is visiting Wichita State University for Project MFG. Grimsmo has a ton of updates, open house, tornos problems & willemin progress. Saunders dives into the horizontal process control. Mobile machine shops?!? Teaching the teachers. Grimsmo is starting to use their ERP system to track procedures throughout the company. Saunders learns the hard way not to rush a project before a trip. Grimsmo updates on the CMM and Speedio machines.

    • 47 min
    #271 - Grimsmo's Willemin Runs! Saunders To Judge Project MFG!

    #271 - Grimsmo's Willemin Runs! Saunders To Judge Project MFG!

    TOPICS:
    Grimsmo finally have their Willemin machine fully functional and ready for parts. CAM Programming tips and tricks. Material shortages and price hikes. Preparing for a slowdown. Grimsmo has swiss coolant pump issues. Making tombstones for horizontal machines. Saunders will be judging on Project MFG in Kansas next week!

    • 48 min
    #270 - Occam's Razor, the $100,000 Experiment, and DIY Tombstone Design for Okuma Horizontal

    #270 - Occam's Razor, the $100,000 Experiment, and DIY Tombstone Design for Okuma Horizontal

    TOPICS:
    Grimsmo's Willemin Works! Saga Pen Clips & Workholding Brainstorm Session Brother Speedio & Zeiss CMM: Lead Times Could Cause Time Crunch SWISS CHEESE? A New Pump Could Solve the Tornos Oil/Coolant Issue IMTS 2022 & Autodesk University Saunders talks additional building, Okuma Horizontal Production Workflow, & Re-Starting Training Classes! Digital Depth Micrometers Saunders and Alex embark on a DIY Tombstone Design for the Horizontal Grimsmo Wiki: The Place Where Odd Fanuc Stuff Lives 86 GERP, We'll Take Google App Sheets, PLEASE!

    • 44 min
    #269 - Balancing Maintenance, Attitudes & Machines

    #269 - Balancing Maintenance, Attitudes & Machines

    TOPCIS: Lending companies for buying machines & early payment policies. Sauders root story, attitude towards prepayment. Saunders shop tour with Adam Demult Horizontal machining challeneges. Air compressor maintenance time with Grimsmo. Willemin updates.  
     

    • 46 min
    #268 - The Beauty of Kinematic Structure and the Blade is the Ham!

    #268 - The Beauty of Kinematic Structure and the Blade is the Ham!

    TOPICS:
    - Process Capability Index (CPK) - Six Sigma? 
    - Batch Production in the Auto Industry
    - 3D Printed Haas Parts Catcher & Grimsmo Knives Fixture Loader
    - Heat Treat Sandwich & Stacking Blades
    - Vendor Relationships: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DETAILED PRINTS
    - Okuma Post Modifications: Almost a Catastrophe
    - GAME CHANGER: The "Compare To" Feature in Visual Studio Code
    - Shop Computers & Remote Desktop
    - Lights Out Production & Air Compressor Ball Valve Solution

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
194 Ratings

194 Ratings

jameson72 ,

Couldn’t have done it without you!

I just got my first cnc machine (a state of the art in 1997 Fadal) AND got my first paying machining job. John and John have been the single most valuable resource I’ve found for preparing to and starting a manufacturing company. They are competent but humble, knowledgeable but strive to learn more, honest about struggles but always upbeat. You could not ask for better mentors. If you own any type of business or run any type of machine you will benefit from the BoM!

dmholcomb ,

Great Show

Just listened to your podcast for the first time. Great show.

I think shooting some videos on making more money and/or profits is a great idea. Looking forward to listening to more from your show.

If you have the time and are interested, check out The Right Direction Podcast from Compass Precision. I host. Thanks!

thirschi ,

Some BOM dudes here

I’ve been listening to Grimsmo and Saunders since the they started this podcast and it’s been a great way to spend my Friday morning (and sometimes afternoon) drive to (or from) the shop. They keep it real and have been a great inspiration in my own work. Keep up the great show guys!

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